Tim Rios was elected to the board in December 2012. He is a Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo’s Government and Community Relations Group and responsible for implementing the company’s community and economic development programs in Northern and Central California, the Inland Empire and San Diego and Imperial counties.
Tim joined Wells Fargo in 1997 and during the course of his career he has held various positions in retail, wholesale and business banking. Tim's dedication to economic development has earned recognition from the California State Senate and Assembly. In 2005, Tim received national recognition from the U.S. Small Business Administration when he was presented with the Financial Services Champion Award. In 2010, Tim was re-appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to California’s Economic Strategy Panel.
Tim attended California State University, Fresno, where he graduated with a degree in Finance. In the past decade, Tim has pursued coursework at the Monterey Institute for International Studies and Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Recently, he completed a three-year executive banking program at the University of Virginia.